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Scopes linked to UCLA superbug raised concerns in Europe, report says
Southern California Public Radio

The scopes that spread a superbug at UCLA last winter had previously led to outbreaks in Holland and Germany and raised concerns at European regulators, according to a doctors’ report in the medical journal Endoscopy.

That outbreak at Ronald Reagan Medical Center led to multiple deaths and exposed dozens of patients to the deadly bacteria. But information about the faulty scopes, manufactured by Olympus Corporation, was unknown to American regulators.